It is hard to find a pleasant place to stay along Hwy 5. Trying to break up a road trip to Tucson from Mendocino County, the Best Western Plus Villa Del Lago Inn was the best place I could find, based on tripadvisor reviews, along Hwy 5. I wasn't disappointed. It was near the highway but far enough away to avoid road noise, so it was quiet. The room was good sized and clean. The service was excellent. About an hour after we checked in, we got a call from the front desk inquiring if everything was OK with our room. The restaurant attached to the hotel, where we had dinner, was excellent and the service there was also very good.